The magic of Christmas comes from our childhoods filled with images of Santa, memories of Christmas morning and the gifts under the tree, and mom in the kitchen making a big breakfast. As adults, we get to enjoy Christmas with our kids. However, who says Christmas fun is just for kids? While we have tons of fun activity ideas for you and the kiddos, here is a list of Christmas eve box ideas for adults!
21 Awesome Christmas Eve Boxes for Grown-ups!
Look no further when searching for the best Christmas eve box ideas for adults. Every single item on this list is an excellent option for adults creating a family tradition or for the new couple trying to come up with their own Christmas eve traditions.
1. The Kendall Jackson Gift Box
When it comes to a great Christmas eve box for adults, I think a quiet evening with some wine and fancy snacks. If you want more of a romantic type Christmas eve box for you and your special someone, this Kendall Jackson box is a great option! Complete with a Cabernet bottle, pretzels, Brie cheese, and some sweets, this is an excellent addition to a tradition.
2. Christmas Eve Adult Hot Chocolate Gift Set
Christmas Eve is the perfect time to put a little naughty in your nice hot chocolate. This isn’t necessarily a “box,” however, will a little creativity, you can make it into one. Personally, I would add some chocolates, maybe some candy canes, and some marshmallows (because you can’t have good hot chocolate without marshmallows!). These gifts are easy to make and will bring some holiday spirit!
3. Boozy-Sweet Christmas Eve Box Ideas for Adults
How about some spirits for the holiday spirit? A few chocolates and a little bottle of liquor is a great little Christmas gift for your adult friends. These are great gift ideas for those in the office or for your special someone. If I personalize these gifts creatively, I will pair the chocolate appropriately with the spirit. Also, there are some great container ideas at your local dollar store or a section.
4. Cozy Christmas Eve Box Ideas for Adults
I can never have too many chocolates or cozy blankets in my house. This type of gift is the perfect gift to show your festive spirit and be something the whole family can enjoy at some point. Also, a basket full of comfy cozy items is also always a failsafe gift for anyone in your entire family on Christmas Day. Amazon has some tremendous fuzzy blankets and baskets that could easily be made into this Christmas box.
5. Storytime Family Christmas Eve Box
While this list is technically for adults, this particular item on the Christmas box ideas for adults is more about the adults doing the work. As a grown-up, Christmas eve is a special time for my family, and I love this part of my life! Create your own story box with an empty cardboard box and some wrapping paper. Then, fill the box with lots of beloved Christmas eve stories. Don’t forget to include “The Night Before Christmas” in your box. These stories will keep your family entertained and give them memories to pass on to their children someday.
6. Christmas Eve Date in a Box
With all kinds of activities coming in a box, this Christmas date night in a box is such a fun idea! This one from Etsy is themed as an ice cream sundae-themed date night. Whether this is your first Christmas together or your twentieth, small gifts like these make for a lot of fun on a special night. You can either order this gift box or create your special treat box using this idea.
7. Family Christmas Movie Night Box
Make a box that seems straight from the North Pole as you watch Buddy the elf with your family. This Christmas together is something the whole family will enjoy (including your inner child)! Grab a inexpensive basket from your local dollar store, get a whole bunch of movie size candies, hot cocoa, and your favorite Christmas film. I prefer the classics, but you know your family best.
8. Christmas Tradition Game Night Box
Nothing says fun like a little competition! This Christmas eve game night family box is such a creative idea to save money on activities outside of the home. Among the many creative ideas, everything in this box can be used for family nights throughout the year. A few of our family favorites are Jenga, Scrabble (my favorite board game), Dominoes, Monopoly, and Uno. For my family members, I would include game night snacks such as Little Debbies, candy, hot chocolate, pretzles or even Godlfish crackers.
9. Couples Christmas Eve Box Ideas for Adults
If you’re wanting a little fun with your special someone, I really love this particular couples Christmas eve box. This one here, you can purchase on Etsy, however, you can create your very own with a few items. Here, you can see this box contains a couple of mugs, a small plastic pallet, painting brushes, some specific paints, some paper for painting, and a pretty frame. If I were to put this couples Chrismtas eve box together, I would include some mulled wine, two small canvases, and definitely snacks!
10. Must Have Cookie Decorating Box
I don’t care how old you get, decorating Christmas cooking is SO much fun. They are even more fun if you make them to leave out for Santa. I think this is the perfect box for either some Christmas day fun, or, Christmas eve magic. You can either bake your cookies from scratch, or go to your local grocer and pick up some pre-made everything and put it in the box.
11. Christmas Socks Holiday Boxes
Nothing says cozy on Christmas morning like some fuzzy holiday socks. This is the perfect box to start out a cozy evening together by a fire and watching some Christmas movies. No need to go buy pre filled boxes that may include things that your giftee may never use. This is also a great Christmas box for your other half or any other family members or friends you’re stumped on a gift for.
12. Charcuterie Christmas Eve Box Fillers
Sometimes, a great Christmas eve for couples is a really good charcuterie board, some chilled wine, and a sweet of some kind. This particular is one that is great for a first Christmas eve together. Grab all the right ingredients to make your charcuterie box and put it together as a couples activity.
13. Fancy Cookie Christmas Box
Personally, I would definitely pair this box with the above example! I LOVE fancy cookies and so do my kiddos. They feel extra fancy when we go into the macaron shop to get beautiful cookies that are wrapped in a beautiful box. While you don’t want to spend this kind of cash every day of life, it is certainly fine for a special Christmas eve box. You can grab whatever pretty box you want at your local supercenter and fill it with your most favorite fancy cookies.
14. Adults Only Cocktail Christmas Eve Box
This box is the perfect date night or Christmas eve box gift for your significant other. Learning new things together makes life memorable. After all, life is made up of experiences and memories, so why not make them great? This Christmas, give the gift of a small buzz and a tasty Moscow Mule.
15. Couples Christmas Eve Box – Massage Night
Guys, if your lady’s special Christmas eve is one that includes a spa-like experience, then this Christmas give each other the gift of massages. There are some really great DIY massage items you can grab on Amazon: order a hot stone massage kit, some Dr. Teals massage oil (Lavendar is the best!), some scented candles of any kind, and a soft towel.
16. Spa Night for Ladies
Give the gift of relaxation. Personally, this one is my favorite out of all the Christmas eve box ideas! Grab yourself a pretty basket, go by your local market and grab some epsom salts, lavender candles, a bath pillow, and maybe even some wine to create your very own spa gift set.
17. Sushi Night Box
When I think of Christmas eve box ideas for adults I think of things that create memories and learning new things together. Which is exactly why making sushi is the perfect activity to learn how to do together. Who says Christmas eve dinner has to be traditional? Pull some great sushi recipes from online and make something tasty.
18. Personalised Christmas Eve Box for Guys
Whoever invented the Bro Basket is a genius! This is the perfect gift for guys, and maybe for couples who are wanting to have a fun and chill night at home on Christmas eve. Sometimes, gift ideas for guys aren’t all that great, however, this one is definitely guy approved. My husband loved his Bro Basket, so maybe yours will too!
19. Smores Christmas Eve Box Tradition
There’s just something awesome about gathering around a fire on Christmas eve. Okay, this isn’t really the open flame of a raging fire, but it will roast a marshmallow and melt some chocolate just right. Grab a confection box and fill it with all the goods to build up the perfect smore! If this is a family thing, your kids will absolutely love the gift of a sugar high.
20. DIY Christmas Eve Ornament Exchange
One tradition in my home is that we buy a new ornament every year for our tree. This makes for a festive season for Christmas! Having a Christmas eve box filled with stuff to make your very own family ornaments is another special memory you will enjoy making together. This activity can be done as a couple on your first Christmas together, a tradition for each year regardless, or as a special family event.
21. Coloring Gift Box
I don’t care how old you get, coloring is FUN! Whether you’re reliving the fun of your Christmas past or doing something new with your special someone, coloring is a way to relax and unwind. This activity gives you the chance to shift your focus from being overwhelmed and busy with the holiday season to simply being a focus of coloring.
Final Thoughts on Christmas Eve Box Ideas
Whatever you and your special someone enjoy, there are great gift ideas on this list to meet the needs and wants of just about anyone. Each Christmas eve box will be sure to bring smiles, laughter, and most importantly, memories.
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